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English

Etymology

From Middle English weke < Old English wice < Proto-Germanic *wikon (turn, succession) < Proto-Indo-European *weik (to bend, wind). Related to Proto-Germanic *wikanan. The Dutch noun derives from a related verb *waikwaz, via the current Dutch form wijken.

Related words are Old High German wohha (Modern German Woche), Old Frisian wike, Middle Dutch weke (week), Old Saxon wika, Old Norse vika, Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌺𐍉 (wikô), turn for temple service), Old English wican (to yield, give way).

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Noun

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Singular
week

Plural
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  1. A period of seven days.
  2. The seven days beginning with Sunday or Monday.

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Afrikaans

Noun

week f.

  1. week

Dutch

Etymology

See English etymology above

Pronunciation

Noun

week f.

  1. week

Adjective

week, weke (comparative weker, wekere; superlative weekst, weekste)

  1. soft

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Verb

week

  1. present tense singular of weken (to soak)
  2. past tense singular of wijken (to make way)

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